Cafe Amelie

4.6
1912 reviews
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$30 and under
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Please note that the courtyard is seated on a first come, first serve basis. A reservation does not guarantee seating in the courtyard but we will have a table available inside our beautiful, historic carriage house. Keep in mind during rainy/cold days we may utilize our upstairs Blue Room. There is no elevator access. If you have a preference, let us know when making your reservation.

We will hold your reservation for 15 minutes past your scheduled reservation time, after 15 minutes we will seat you at the next available time.

We normally allow reservation space for only 50% of the dining room to accommodate walk-ins.

Nestled in the historic 150-year-old Princess of Monaco Courtyard and Carriage House on Royal Street in the French Quarter, Café Amelie is a rare combination of superb Louisiana fare served in a lush, enchanting New Orleans courtyard setting.

There is an $8.00 per person charge for all desserts served that are not from our kitchens.
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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magical evening in the courtyard with attentive service, fabulous cocktails, amazing food, and delightful ambiance at a reasonable price. Could not have been a better experience.

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W
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious. It was raining so we ended up inside at a table that had a constant stream of people going by so that’s why I rated the ambience lower. I would definitely return though.

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New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and the food couldn't be better!

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M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous brunch, starting off with Bloody Mary drinks and the bubba grits dip. Our meals were just as tasty. A great way to spend the morning with friends.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The courtyard is lovely. Service was great. Reasonably priced food.

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Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor courtyard with lush trees and a fountain. Food was good.

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OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious. We ordered several items and it was all superb. Service was exceptional as well.

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AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance outside. I recommend the Brussels sprouts and shrimp and grits. I would not sit inside. I was also not impressed with cleanliness of bathroom

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JJ
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken gumbo in the city!! Love it with the fig & honey bread!! Glass of white and I can call it a day!! Yummy!!!

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OC
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice courtyard for outdoor dining. Our server was very nice and recommended the pork chop which was delicious. We also had salads that were fresh and delicious. Very good drink list and great service. I would definitely go back.

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d
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. Service good. Ambiance was very nice and soothing.

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CR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor dining area. One single unisex bathroom is a huge problem. Food was good, very pricey.

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JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful garden dining. Very relaxed and wonderful place.

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Puerto Vallarta
82 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both outstanding. We were here for brunch on Mothers Day and stormy weather overnight required inside dining...we're were in a small room on the second floor of the carriage house which was a bit cramped. Delicious grits with pimento cheese and banana pecan waffle with syrup. We'll be back on our next visit to New Orleans

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J
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience and the food!

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots for brunch! Reasonable prices, perfect sized portions, and wonderful dishes!

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JG
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. Food and service was spot on. I wish the weather would have cooperated in order to sit on the patio which seemed like it was awesome. Next time!

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LS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Cafe Amelie for anyone visiting New Orleans. Wonderful courtyard ambience and cozy inside dining made it special BUT the food is fantastic. We actually ate the starters as our meal and it was plenty. My husband had the beautiful and tasty strawberry and goat cheese salad which he shared with me, the gumbo which he also shared which was in true Louisiana style, and the oysters which I'm not a fan of, but he raved about them. I had the shrimp and grits which again was absolutely delicious. As if we didn't have enough food already we couldn't pass up the desserts. The melted chocolate cake and ice cream and the cherry almond bread pudding were both to die for. Again don't miss this lovely place while visiting New Orleans and expect to be treated like Kings and Queens as the service was impeccable.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful brunch...server very helpful in making our choices. The patio is charming; sweet surprise in the Quarter. Dining room a little loud but it didn’t take away from a lovely dining experience....would recommend to anyone except maybe families with young children.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly remarkable restaurant! We have been going for years, and our daughter had a beautiful wedding there 7 years ago. The atmosphere, food and service are outstanding! Danny, the owner, is a terrific guy, and made sure that our daughter's wedding was a wonderful event! Annie Coleman from San Diego

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New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most beautiful courtyard dining experience in New Orleans is afforded by Cafe Amelie. Add to that wonderful food and great service, and it’s a place not to miss. Being able to dress casually is also a plus. We love CA for lunch especially.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Correcto. Súper tranquilo (demasiado por ser en el French Quarter) incluso necesitaría un poco de música para ambientar el lugar.
El patio es 100 puntos, con muchas plantas, flores (jazmines) y lámparas y velas por todos lados.
La comida... Normal, picante en general, como es de esperar en New Orleans.

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just ok. For ambience yes for clean water glasses and forks no.
Food ok. Service is like Los Angeles - young and hipster.

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KB
Memphis
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and Grits are to Die for! Love the courtyard atmosphere. A must visit in the French Quarter

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BW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This space has a beautiful courtyard. This visit the Gardenia's, Magnolias and Confederate Jasmine were all blooming. Our food was delicious. I had an appetizer and a salad as a main course. The appetizer was a Shrimp and grits dish. I had it several times in other restaurants over the last few days. This one was the very best. Make a reservation for sure. Must see restaurant.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

スタッフがフレンドリーでいて丁寧なサービス。料理はどれも新鮮な野菜などが見た目にも美しく実際とても美味しい。それになんといっても手入れされたお庭が気持ちよく木々からの木漏れ日の中での食事はリラックスできまた是非訪れたいお店です。

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible (especially the oysters) and the service from Cat was exceptional (Gracias!)
A lovely garden atmosphere lets you know you are in New Orleans.
Highly recommend...one of the best meals we had all week.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful & delicious spot in the quarter. Will most definitely return here when I come back to town!

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AS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first dinner of our vacation and it will be difficult to top the overall evening. The weather was pleasant and we were able to sit in a beautiful courtyard. The service was friendly and efficient. The food, starting with two different salads, the entrees, and dessert were all wonderful. We were allowed to dine at a leisurely pace and could not have asked for a better experience. I’ll n a city with many wonderful restaurants, we would very happily return to Cafe Amelie.

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r
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Cant undertand the rating on this. Great garden view. Service was very unattentive. Oyster app was soupy and fishy. Seared ahi was cooked like tunafiah can. Seemed like no management around to overlook

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H
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Accommodating staff. So glad we got a reservation early.

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KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely spot with excellent service and delicious food. I highly recommend it!

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KW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We reserved a brunch spot for 11am, and were seated on the patio promptly after arrival. We certainly felt we had the best seats, right in the courtyard’s center. We each had a cocktail, and lunch sandwiches.

My husband had the catfish po’boy and really enjoyed it.

I had the Moroccan lamb sloppy joe. It’s one of the best sloppy joes I’ve had!

This was definitely worth a visit because of the atmosphere and food, plus it’s in a fun location near local shops.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

They forgot both of our apps and someone’s drink :( but other than that the food was good

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MD
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful lunch in the courtyard. Bathe the food and service were excellent.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The outdoor area is beautiful - very open but still somehow cozy! The food and cocktails are delicious. It felt like an escape from the craziness of the city. Highly recommend, can't wait to go back!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really cute court yard and the food and service was very good. We were a little surprised to see that the restaurant allowed dogs to be present in the courtyard during dinner. One diner had an extremely large white dog laying at their feet during dinner. The dog was well behaved but when leaving stood up and did a through shake which sent dog hair flying. If I had been seated near that table I would have been extremely unhappy to have dog hair flying around my food.

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SK
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful courtyard setting; outstanding food and service - a must visit!

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JS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best gumbo on the planet. One of the most gorgeous restaurants. Great service always.

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AZ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely New Orleans dining experience. The staff was attentive, the back yard was exploding in twinkly lights and greenery, and the food was a modern take on New Orleans classics. I went on a date and we thought it was just perfect.

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